Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake
Staff Writer

Clare Barboza

Peanut butter and jelly shake.

Don’t think for a second this shake is just for kids. Of course, your kids will love it, but it will knock the socks off guests of all ages at a summertime barbecue. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake works with any kind of berry syrup: just replace the strawberries with your preferred berry. You can also use jam if you are crunched for time. 

Excerpted from Malts & Milkshakes, by Autumn Martin (St. Martin's Press, 2013)

Ingredients

For the peanut butter swirl

  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 3  Tablespoons  peanut oil
  • 1/2  Cup  creamy, salted, natural peanut butter

For the toasted bread crumbles

  • slices day-old French or other bread
  • Butter for buttering the bread
  • kosher salt

For the shake

  • 1/2  Cup  milk
  • scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2  Cups  strawberry syrup

Directions

For the peanut butter swirl

Warm the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. While stirring, bring the mixture to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat. This is simple syrup. Measure out 1/4 cup of the syrup and whisk it into the oil and peanut butter in a small bowl. Allow to cool.

For the toasted bread crumbles

Preheat the oven (a toaster oven works great for this) to 400 degrees. Butter 1 side of each bread slice, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and place the bread on your oven rack. Bake until the slices are dark golden brown, and the edges are slightly darker. The bread should be crisp throughout, no soft spots. Let the slices cool, then use a knife or your fingers to crumble them into roughly pea-size pieces.

For the shake

Blend the milk and ice cream until it is just incorporated. Fill each glass halfway with the shake mixture. Then scoop some strawberry syrup and peanut butter swirl into each glass. Pour the remaining shake mixture over the peanut butter swirl and strawberry syrup.

Garnish with a drizzle of both the strawberry syrup and the peanut butter swirl, and a generous portion of toasted bread crumbles. This shake is best eaten with a spoon!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
94mg
9%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
85mg
12%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
526mg
35%
Water
127g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.